Midnight Voyage LIVE: Buku | Willy Joy | GuTTa KicK – 1.30.2015 @The Concourse
Presented By Midnight Voyage Productions & WUTK The Rock
BUKU | Willy Joy | GuTTa KicK
January 30th, 2015
The Concourse @The International
940 Blackstock Ave | Knoxville TN 37921
$10 Adv | $15 DOS
9PM | 18+
Please bring State Issued, Valid Photo ID
From the first glimpses of Robert Balotsky’s work as Buku, it was clear that the Pittsburgh native and graduate of Music Technology was onto something. With an effortless grasp on sound design and music theory, the young producer combines deceptively simple and emotive melodies, laden with resounding bass drops and intricate drum patterns.
With a love of drums rooting from childhood, his work reflects the obsession – emitting percussive elements only a trained ear could produce.
Behind a kit since age 8, he followed the progression of handling percussion duties for multiple bands throughout his adolescence. Once introduced to digital production, Buku took his techniques to stranger dimensions – and he’s been pushing the boundaries ever since.
His early work has placed him at the forefront of a new wave of rising talent amongst East Coast producers.
Garnering interest and plays from Starkey, Lunice, Paper Diamond, Shiftee, Clicks & Whistles, Kastle (to name a few), the up-and-comer has been paving a promising road over the last year.
With his debut release, ‘Slippy’ under the Slit Jockey imprint and a remix of Starkey’s ‘Command’ on Civil Music, Buku is poised to make much larger waves in the coming months: haters beware.
Don’t try to classify Chicago partymaster Willy Joy as anything but that – a party. Known for all types of bass music but steeped in the traditions of house and juke, his DJ sets and original productions have been packing sweaty dancefloors across the country from major festivals like Lollapalooza to sweaty illegal warehouse raves and Mad Decent block parties.
His songs have been remixed by today’s top producers such as Dillon Francis & Flosstradamus while tearing up clubs across the country. They get played by the likes of Diplo, Crookers, Adventure Club & BBC Radio 1. Willy represents the eclectic new sound of dance music coming out of the producers of the Windy City, rapidly changing styles and tempos with ease while always maintaining a frenzied, hands-in-the-air dancefloor.
Recently, Willy co-produced “Mash Up The Dance” with Major Lazer for their new album “Free The Universe”, as well as collaborating with Brillz for the standout track “WTF” on his TWONK EP. His “Free Willy Wednesday” campaign has got the internet going nuts with an avalanche of free music downloads, and he is currently prepping a new EP for release later this year. In the past Willy has worked with labels such as Mad Decent, Trouble & Bass and Top Billin.
With near-constant touring throughout North America and beyond, Willy is set to blow up fast. URB Magazine named him one of the Next 100 artists to watch – come see him live and you’ll instantly know why. Willy is known for blending disparate sounds into a single, ecstatic, live moment.
Producer / DJ , born and bred in Memphis ,TN . Gutta Kick (Nolan Leake) has been moving the dance floors across the South with his Glitched out Dubstep and Trap based beats for over 4 years consistently .
Gutta Kick started out throwing a monthly Bass Music event “Basszooka” in early 2010 , where he created a regional gathering for bass heads alike that featured artists such as OREO , Citizen Flip , IKIS , ENO Confusion , and many more . Recently playing Weird Bass Music Campout , M.E.M. Fest , and Home Grown Bass Music Campout , He is truly a force to be reckoned with .
Gutta Kick has had the honor in sharing the stage with acts such as : Big Gigantic , heRobust , Waka Flacka Flame , AK1200 , Zoogma , Freddy Todd , Archnemesis , Fast Nasty , Spooky Jones , Cyberoptics , Mantis , Spankalicious , Soulacybin , Purple Dolphin Bandits , PaerBaer , The Sidewayz , Sir Charles , Nerd Rage, Trick J , Karl Tenn Banx , Quickie Mart , Moniker , Proper Villains and many others .